The Guinness Partnership Board and Executive Team

Board members

  • Neil Braithwaite, Chair

    Appointed: 17.10.13
    Effective from: 01.11.13

    Chair of The Guinness Housing Association Limited Board and Chair of the Service and Performance Committee.

    Trustee of both Barnardo’s and its pension scheme; Chairman of the Brathay Trust; Governor of a number of primary & secondary Co-operative Academies in Leeds and Stoke-on-Trent. Former Managing Director - Specialist Retail Businesses for the Co-operative Group.

  • Peter Cotton, Deputy Chair

    Appointed: 09.12.09
    Effective from: 04.01.10

    Deputy Chair of The Guinness Housing Association Limited, Chair of Guinness Care and Support Limited Board, Chair of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee

    Former Non-Executive Director and member of Audit, Remuneration and Customer Service committees, Eurostar. Former MD, Scotrail, Gatwick Express, Del Monte UK. Volunteer and Ambassador for Florence Nightingale Hospice. Bereavement counsellor.

  • Amanda Calvert

    Appointed: 31.01.17
    Effective from: 31.01.17

    Board Member of Guinness Housing Association Limited, Member of the Group Audit and Risk Committee; NonExecutive Director of MIC Limited; Proprietor of the Quince Consultancy Limited.

  • Catriona Simons

    Appointed: 01.10.12
    Effective from: 01.10.12

    Chief Executive of The Guinness Partnership Limited; Member of the Service and Performance Committee; Member of the Health, Safety and Environmental Committee; Board Member of Guinness Developments Limited; Board Member of Guinness Homes Limited; Board Member of Guinness Housing Association Limited; Board Member of Guinness Care and Support Limited; Board Member of City Response Limited; Board Member of Hallco 1397 Limited; Board Member of Guinness Platform Limited.

  • John Lougher

    Appointed: 23.03.16
    Effective from: 01.05.16

    Board Member of Guinness Housing Association Limited, Member of the Health, Safety and Environmental Committee; Director of Bovis Homes Limited.

  • Laure Duhot

    Appointed: 18.05.16
    Effective from: 01.07.16

    Board Member of Guinness Housing Association Limited, Member of the Group Audit and Risk Committee; NonExecutive Director of MIC Limited. Property Consultant.

  • Mike Petter

    Appointed: 13.02.14
    Effective from: 01.03.14

    Chair of the Health and Safety Committee; a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee; and a board member of Guinness Care and Support Limited, The Guinness Housing Association Limited, and the Group Audit and Risk Committee. Director of the Considerate Constructors Scheme; a Chartered Engineer; Advisory Panel Member with Scottish and Southern Energy Networks; and Management Consultant at Five Dimensional Management Ltd.

  • Phil Morgan

    Appointed: 31.01.17
    Effective from: 31.01.17

    Board Member of Guinness Housing Association Limited, Member of the Service & Performance Committee; Chair of Healthwatch Salford; Director of Phil Morgan Limited; Associate of Ark Training; Associate of Revelation Training; Associate of Investors in Excellence.

  • Samantha Pitt

    Appointed: 12.02.15
    Effective from: 01.03.15

    Chair of the Group Audit and Risk Committee; Member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee; Board Member of Guinness Housing Association Limited; Previously worked for the Strategic Rail Authority (a Government Agency); Group Treasurer Network Rail and a trustee of all its pension schemes, a director of various other Network Rail companies and Chair of its Charity Panel.

Executive Team

  • Catriona Simons

    Group Chief Executive

  • Ian Joynson

    Executive Director of Asset Management

  • Jon Milburn

    Group Development Director

  • Paul Roberts

    Executive Director of Property Services

  • Paul Watson

    Managing Director, Guinness Care

  • Paul Rennard

    Group Finance Director (succeeded by Philip Day from 31.07.17)

  • Peter Hedderly

    Executive Director of Corporate Services

  • Sarah Thomas

    Executive Director of Customer Services